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Prevalence Of Placenta Previa In Pregnant Women With Previous Self Selected Caesarean

Amna Athar, Nosheen Arshad, Abid Ali, Akash John, Rehan Asfar

Abstract: Background: with the increasing numbers of elected caesarean the cases of abnormal placental implantation such as previa is also increasing. Mortality and morbidity of mother increase with placenta previa due to increase in the incidence of bleeding during pregnancy. Objective: this study was performed to evaluate the prevalence between repeated elective caesarean section and abnormal implantation of plancenta / previa. Material and Patients: It is a cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 4 months from February 2022 to May 2022. A sample size of 35 patients was collected using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected from Lady Atchison Hospital Lahore and Christian Memorial Hospital. Patients with history of elected caesarean without any medical emergency were included in the current study. Patients with multiple gestations, patients with placental abruption, female with gestational age less than 28 weeks, smoker, diabetic patients and hypertensive patients were excluded. Data was analyzed using SPSS 20 Results: In the present study 35 patients were selected .Out of total 35 participants females aged 30yrs were more prevalent.. Regarding gestational age most femalesin this study had gestational age 28weeks In total 35 participants Placenta Previa was seen in 20 participates. Most cases of placenta Previa are seen in females who are gravida4 and para3. Conclusion: The study concluded that elected C-section and placenta previa are closely linked. It showed that pregnancies at the gestational age of 28 – 29 weeks have high privilege of placenta previa.
Keywords: placenta previa / gestational age / prevalence / diabetic / elected caesarean

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